Ranking the top 5 moments from “Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 episode 3: “Never get between a papa bear and his cub”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 3 last night, I agree that it’s important for Brandy to connect with her father, Ash and really get to know the relatives she has never met.  That being said, perhaps we need to specify that these relatives should actually be alive.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Apparently Dead,” it seems like Ash is finally getting through to his daughter, Brandy.  However, showing up late for the funeral is not really the best way to show his support, especially when he arrives out of the coffin her mother is about to be buried in.  Meanwhile, Ruby and Ash finally come face to face, Pablo asks the naked lady out for coffee, and it looks like the new guy, Dalton is out of luck.  At least we get a chance to listen to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song, “Crimson & Clover” which seems more than appropriate after Ash referred to Ruby as a “black-hearted hell beast.”  My top 5 moments from Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 3 are:

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Brandy is willing to give Ash a second chance.

Poor Brandy has been through so much and it’s hard not to blame her for initially shying away from her father, Ash.  Ash is not giving up, however; and shows up to support her at her mother’s funeral.  Sure he takes the flowers from the funeral parlor to give to Brandy, but it’s the thought that counts.  When asked if he was Candy’s husband, Ash quickly replies with “yea for like an hour and a half…but lovingly.”  While Ash is not about to filter himself in front of Brandy, it’s clear that he wants to protect her and is trying to be there for her in the best way he can.

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“We all grieve in our own way.”

Just when it seems like things are going unexpectedly well at the funeral, Ash learns that Candy’s head has been reattached to her body.  He sneaks out undetected to make sure that she is not a deadite and confesses to Candy that “you were cursed with a dumb name but I’ll always remember you or never forget you again.”  While the sentiment is there, it’s short-lived, as Ash gets tossed into the coffin with the demon who has taken over Candy.  Being stuck in tight quarters leads to some unwanted grabbing and fondling and Ash tries to protect his dignity by saying “no means no!”  He successfully detaches her head again, ending the threat and asks “how was that for you?”  It seems like Ash has protected his daughter from seeing her undead mother, but heads will roll…literally when Ash arrives to the funeral late by stepping out of the coffin.  As if this wasn’t bad enough, Candy’s head is stuck between his legs and rolls out to the floor to the shock and horror of Brandy and all of the guests.

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“If it ain’t the she devil herself.”

In episode 2, we learned that Ruby was passing herself off as Brandy’s guidance counselor, Ms. Prevett.  Ruby finally reveals herself to Ash at the funeral parlor and tries to tell him she’s sorry for his loss, but Ash is not buying this act for one second.  Brandy tries to get him to see reason and explains that Ms. Prevett has always been there for her, but Ash explains that “little Miss Muffet here is a black-hearted hell beast.”  He tries to get Brandy to understand that she is the one responsible for turning her mother and best friend into demons, but clearly this is too much for Brandy to handle, as she decides she wants to go live with Ms. Prevett.  Ash is not about to let Ruby win this battle however; and warns Ruby that you “never get between a papa bear and his cub.”

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“Naked lady, I think there is a dress code.”

Pablo, Kelly, and Dalton arrive late to the funeral and Pablo begins hallucinating again.  The naked lady gives more warnings and tells him that he needs to retrieve the Kandarian Dagger, which is the key to his salvation.  Pablo appreciates the warning but is looking to get to know the naked lady a little better.  He suggests that they go out for coffee sometime and doesn’t get a complete denial I suppose.  While she doesn’t accept his invitation, she does remind him to accept his destiny so I guess there is some hope there.  Kelly, Pablo, and Dalton head off on a road trip to the start of all of the evil…the cabin in the woods.  Only, the cabin isn’t there anymore.  After they find the dagger, evil surrounds them and Dalton is brutally stabbed.  He tries to tell Kelly that it was Pablo to her disbelief before revealing that he is now a deadite.  Pablo rushes in to the save the day by striking Dalton with his truck.  After all, “no one fucks with the ghost beaters.”

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“Brandy, you know your grandpa is dead right?”

Ruby will stop at nothing to place a divide between Ash and his daughter, Brandy and decides that a distraction is necessary to really seal the deal.  She brings back Ash’s dad from the dead who shows up at the house for a quick shower and to get to know his granddaughter, Brandy.  Seems harmless enough, right?  Ash does not see it this way, however; trying to delicately explain to his daughter that her grandpa’s “head was squashed like a fucking watermelon.”  Brandy refuses to listen and Ash and his dad begin a violent fight that almost leads to Ash’s face being burned off by the stove burner.  After his dad tells him he “likes his kids cooked medium rare,” Ash turns the tables on him and says, “I love the smell of old man in the morning.”  The chainsaw arm is back and he brutally destroys his dad…right in front of poor Brandy who is now caked in blood.  This drives Brandy even further away, even though Ash tries to tell her that he was already dead.  Oh well…”kids!”  While it seems like Ruby’s plan is working right now, Ash will need to step it up on a notch so that Brandy can give him a second…or wait maybe a third chance.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on Ash vs Evil Dead below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Once Upon a Time” season 7 episode 12: “H Town”

After watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 12 last night, I wish I could get the opportunity to listen in on Henry’s full podcast, “H Town.”  While he carefully unravels a mystery for his listeners, he is spot on when he asks the relevant question:  “what could possibly happen next?”  When one door closes on OUAT, fans know that several more are about to open, bringing new faces to town and dangerous enemies as well.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “A Taste of the Heights,” we finally learn more about Sabine/Tiana’s past, which introduces us to new characters like Doctor Facilier and Prince Naveen.   Meanwhile, Rumpel finally throws his hat in the ring to uncover the mystery behind Lucy’s doctor’s death, Henry finds out about the mix tape Jacinda made him, and Regina’s jaded past catches up to her.  My top 5 moments from Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 12 are:

5

Welcome back Rumpel!

So even though Rumpel has been in most of the episodes this season, it seems like he has been taking a back seat to the drama, which seems uncharacteristic and suspicious.  Well that’s all about to change and it’s about time.  Rumpel begins investigating the death of Lucy’s doctor and doesn’t believe for one second that it is pure coincidence that she died at the exact moment that Victoria did.  He loops in Hook or “Nook” and explains that the lock of hair could mean that there is an evil in town extending past Eloise/Mother Gothel.  Our two favorite detectives interview Hilda who runs a bakery.  What’s her best seller?  Gingerbread of course, which Rumpel points out, is really out of season.  Hilda is blind and is clearly the witch from Hansel and Gretel.  While initially it seems like she might know more than she is letting on, she is then attacked and a lock of her hair goes missing as well.  Is this the work of Doctor Facilier?  Seems likely when we think about voodoo magic, but we know that Rumpel and Nook are on the case.

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“Food Truck Queen of the Heights.”

So I was thrilled that we finally got the opportunity in this episode to really get a glimpse at Sabine/Tiana’s back story.  It really was perfect timing since Dr. Facilier and Prince Naveen have also conveniently shown up in town, now that Victoria is dead.  While Tiana/Sabine recognizes that she is a perfectionist, she’s used to putting on a “one woman show,” as Naveen/Drew reminds her.  Tiana always puts her people first in her past and tries to do what is right.  In her present, she is quite nervous about her food truck debut and is heartbroken when the cop tells her she can’t debut at the event because she is missing her safety permit.  While she initially blames Naveen/Drew, he does the right thing to win her trust and gives her his own safety permit.  Swoon!  While this seems to be bringing these two back together again, Doctor Facilier/Mr. Samdi shows up and tells Naveen that he did a good job winning her trust.  Is Naveen/Drew really out for himself or will he do the right thing and be true to Tiana/Sabine?

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“The dark one in denim.  How quaint.”

Zelena was absolutely hilarious in this moment and I couldn’t help chuckling myself.  While Rumpel may not have the best fashion sense, he is vital to bringing down the new threat in the Heights.  When Rumpel approaches Regina and Zelena, Regina is initially angry because she tried to bring Rumpel into the fold much earlier.  However, she recognizes that he might be the key to them saving Henry.  They put two and two together and realize that someone is killing witches.  This means that the threat is nowhere near over and it also means that Regina and Zelena are in danger themselves.  Will they be able to stop this new threat before it’s too late?

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“Word on the street is you made me a mix tape.”

While I can’t really buy Henry using the phrase, “word on the street,” this moment is absolutely adorable between him and Jacinda.  Lucy is now awake and it seems like Henry and Jacinda’s romance can finally begin or begin again.  Lucy is beyond excited and they invite Henry over for a game night.  Lucy confides to Henry that it’s all real and that her grandmother, Victoria showed her the book.  While she doesn’t know where the book is now, she is convinced that true’s love kiss will break the curse.  However, Lucy finds a missing page of the book which reveals the truth that the kiss will end Henry’s life.  She quickly intervenes just in the nick of time and stops the kiss from happening.  Now that Lucy knows the truth, who will she turn to for help?  Will Henry and Jacinda ever be able to get their happily ever after?

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Regina’s past is revealed.

While it seems apparent that Doctor Facilier could be the evil threat everyone is talking about, I was shocked to learn that Regina had a romantic past with him.  At the end of the episode, Regina pays him a visit and says, “You think you can just waltz into my town and pretend you’re cursed.”  She asks him what he is here for, which is something we are all wondering, but Doctor Facilier does not appear to be intimidated by his former flame, Regina.  Big mistake Doctor Facilier.  If there is anything I know for sure, it’s that you don’t mess with Regina Mills!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Once Upon a Time below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 15: Film Noir

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 15 last night, I feel like I just stepped out of a film noir from the 1940s.  While not set in black and white, the moody music in the background featuring jazzy trumpets and saxophones was a nice touch, almost bringing us back in time to see how Sam and Dean Winchester would manage to escape the mob.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “A Most Holy Man,” Sam and Dean begin their quest to find the first of the four needed ingredients to rescue their mom and Jack.  This takes them all over the country and they cross paths with several threats, but none of them are actually supernatural, which was very refreshing.  Either way, the mob ties and the numerous guns made the threat just as equally dangerous, as the two brothers seek the help of Father Lucca to obtain the skull of St. Peter.   My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 15 are:

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“The internet…not just for porn anymore.”

As Sam and Dean begin their research on where to start with finding the blood from a most holy man, Sam comes to the conclusion that it must mean the blood of a saint.  Not really knowing where to start, he turns to the internet for help and researches auctions of ancient religious relics, hoping to find somewhere to start.  While Dean is clearly impressed by the knowledge one can obtain from the internet, they set off to San Francisco to meet with someone who can hopefully point them in the right direction.

4

Dean learns a new word.

After Sam and Dean meet with a beautiful young woman who has a thing for Sam, she points them in the direction of a collector located in Seattle.  Surrounded by wealth, the man is not about to let go of the blood of a saint for no less than a small fortune.  After quickly judging Sam and Dean’s own worth by their suits and “cheap ties,” he decides to strike up a deal with them.  He explains that if they procure a certain item for him, he will be willing to make a trade.  He asks them if they are up for some “chicanery” and Dean carefully waits for Sam’s approval before moving forward with this, clearly not knowing what this word means.  After getting the nod from Sam, Dean is down for the “chicanery” and is eager to get started.  However, things get complicated and messy when Sam and Dean cross paths with the mob and are now working for them to obtain the skull for a finder’s fee.  While not ideal, Sam and Dean are not about to say no to the mob boss, who explains that “failure is not an option.”

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“Look at you like a boy scout…always prepared.”

Even though there are no demons or angels around to get in the way of the Winchester brothers, they are still not having the easiest time locating the needed ingredient.  After tracking down their first lead to a hotel, Sam and Dean deal with a cop who clearly got his badge “out of a cereal box.”  While he goes to call back-up, Sam puts his Boy Scout skills to use to get them out of handcuffs so they can continue on their journey.  Sam has taken a lot of hits to the head recently too, which concerns Dean.  However, that doesn’t stop him from making a joke about how Sam has a head of “Disney princess hair” to protect him.

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“Oh look, it’s your girlfriend.”

After agreeing to work with Father Lucca, a priest who has traveled from Malta to help bring back the stolen skull of St. Peter, Sam and Dean come up with a plan to get it back.  However, when Sam heads in to meet with the mob boss with a suitcase full of money, he is in for a surprise when the other buyers surface as well, including the man from Seattle and the young woman they first met with in San Francisco.  While no longer on pleasant terms, she still insists on wishing Sam luck, but he doesn’t have nearly enough cash to come out on top.  Luckily, Dean and Father Lucca are not far behind.

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“1 down…3 to go.”

During the episode, it is clear that Sam and Dean understand the importance of obtaining the blood of a saint, however; they are blind to the “most holy man” right in front of them, Father Lucca.  Father Lucca has faith and understands the importance of doing what is right.  Dean initially doesn’t seem impressed when he discusses it with Sam:  “Friar Tuck over there…we don’t owe him anything.”  While this may be true, Sam realizes that they need to do what is right and help Father Lucca get the religious item back safe and sound.  They can deal with the aftermath later and figure out another way to get the blood of the saint, but they can’t deny a calling like this.  After they obtain the skull, the man from Seattle explains that there is no such thing as the blood of a saint to their disappointment.  When they are seeing Father Lucca off, he tells them what the pope called him which literally translates to “most holy man.”  It looks like doing the right thing paid off after all.  While it is important that they have successfully procured the first ingredient, perhaps Dean’s newly found faith is what is even more important.  New episodes of Supernatural return March 29thStay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Riverdale” season 2 episode 14: “The Last House on the Left”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 2 episode 14 last night, I am left with Mr. Lodge’s words of wisdom:  “you never ever hesitate” when it comes to protecting the ones you love.  While his words hold true for Archie especially, it’s often difficult for some of our other favorite characters to let their walls down and open up to one another, especially if they have a “ponytail and a secret.”  A dangerous combination for sure of sweetness and scandal, but what happens when we finally let others into our inner most thoughts?  Can we really trust them or are we in for a dangerous road of lies and deception?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Chapter Twenty-Seven:  The Hills Have Eyes,” Veronica, Archie, Betty, and Jughead are off to a weekend getaway at Veroncia’s family cabin on the lake, which leads to an eventful night where buried secrets reach the surface and dangerous threats lurk behind the corner.  Meanwhile, Cheryl deals with her own feelings of insecurity and leans on an unexpected new friend, Josie learns the truth about her mother, and Jughead gets a weird vibe from Chic.  My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 2 episode 14 are:

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Weekend getaway.

Veronica is absolutely thrilled when her father suggests that she go to their family cabin for a relaxing weekend with her boyfriend and friends.  However, what Veronica doesn’t know is that her father, Mr. Lodge is trying to keep her away from Riverdale, as he begins some important business transactions.  Mr. Lodge does fill Archie in on the plan and lets him know that his right hand man, Andre will be there in case anything goes wrong.  Mr. Lodge is trusting Archie not to spill the beans to Veronica, which shows that Archie really has passed the test of loyalty with flying colors.  Is he up for lying to Veronica to win Mr. Lodge’s approval, however?  Our favorite couple, Bughead happily joins in on the fun and poor Cheryl is left out, as they aren’t really looking for a fifth wheel to spoil the weekend.  It seems like romance and relaxation is in the air, but not for long, as Mr. Lodge’s plan backfires when Veronica catches Archie talking to Andre in the woods.  Veronica is clearly hurt and angered by this betrayal, expecting much more from her boyfriend and father.

4

Josie learns about her mother’s relationship with Sheriff Keller.

After the Lodge family threatened to expose Mayor McCoy, she needed to make quick and sudden moves to protect her reputation and her family.  She comes clean to her daughter, Josie about her relationship with Kevin’s father, Sheriff Keller and gently explains that she will be getting a divorce.  Josie is completely crushed by this news and feels hurt and betrayed by her mother’s actions.  Not thinking clearly about consequences, Josie shares the news with Kevin who doesn’t know anything about his father’s affair.  Josie’s mother is upset by Josie’s cruelty as it was not her news to spread, but they come to an understanding when Josie reveals how hurt she was by this revelation.  At the end of the episode, the four sit down at Pop’s diner and it looks like they will be able to get through this after all, with some heartache along the way for sure, but at least it’s all out in the open now.

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Jalapeno margaritas and hot tubs.

Veronica realizes that their weekend getaway will need some spicing up, especially after some dangerous secrets are revealed.  She whips up a batch of her margaritas and suggests “step 1:  clothes off, swimsuits on.”  While it seems like this love rhombus can relax somewhat, Veronica suggests that her and Jughead kiss to “level the playing field.”  While Archie and Betty are clearly not thrilled with this idea, they sit by quietly and let it happen because they do still feel guilty about their own secret kiss.  Even though Betty initially kept the kiss from Jughead, he is willing to forgive her and explains that he’s “not intimidated by a black hood prompted kiss.”  Betty shows her gratitude later on by bringing out her favorite black wig and her sexy side as a distraction, leading to some “aggressive hand holding” as Veronica would say.  While it seems like Bughead is ok for now, will the couple be able to survive more secrets and betrayal?  After all, Jughead still doesn’t know about Betty’s new and dangerous obsession with “webcamming.”

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“Cheryl Bombshell.”

Cheryl is clearly disappointed and feeling left out when she is not invited along to the weekend getaway and is desperately trying to avoid her own home that her mother has “turned into a sex playground.”  While Cheryl makes some rash decisions as a result of this, it’s hard not to feel sympathetic towards her.  Cheryl calls Jughead and reveals the truth about Betty’s kiss with Archie that she thought was “like with tongue serious,” desperately trying to spoil their weekend since she is hurt.  Toni walks in on this and calls her out on it, but Cheryl puts her guard up immediately and reminds her exactly who she is:  “Hi I’m Cheryl Blossom, aka Cheryl Bombshell which means I need no reasons.  Feel free to tremble.”  Toni is not scared off by this, however; and continues to reach out to her, recognizing that she is in pain and in need of a friend.  After seeing Cheryl alone at the movies, Toni offers to sit with her.  Cheryl later admits to Toni that she “never cries at movies because real life is tragic enough.”  In this moment, Cheryl finally lets her guard down, revealing her vulnerability and past secrets to Toni.  Toni sympathetically listens to her and a budding friendship or relationship is forming at this point for sure.  In a beautiful moment, Toni simply tells Cheryl:  “you’re not loveless.  You’re not deviant.  You’re sensational.”  Toni’s uncomplicated honesty is getting through to Cheryl and it looks like their relationship will grow even further based on the previews revealed for next week’s episode.  Will Cheryl’s mother come between their relationship, however?

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“It really was the last house on the left.”

While I initially caught the film reference from Jughead, I never guessed that this comparison would actually not be far off by the end of the episode.  Tensions begin to run high when Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead learn that Mr. Lodge has bought Sunnyside Trailer Park, clearing the debt and evictions of everyone who lives there along with the Riverdale Register.  Jughead initially jumps to the conclusion that Mr. Lodge is buying their silence along with the free press in this action and underlying animosity comes screeching to the surface, as this puts a clear divide between Archie and Veronica and Betty and Jughead.  This argument is put on hold, however; when armed robbers break into the cabin, putting their lives in immediate danger.  Veronica doesn’t lose her cool and carefully presses the panic button when she reaches for her purse, signaling to Andre and the rest of her father’s security company that they are in desperate need of some assistance.  The robbers run off, but not before grabbing Veronica’s necklace, which prompts Archie to irrationally run after them.  Andre lets him know that he’ll take it from there and Archie walks away, but not before hearing a deafening gun shot that lets him know the threat is over for good.  While Archie clearly has mixed feelings about what happened because of his moral compass, Mr. Lodge reminds him that “you never ever hesitate,” which causes the memories of the Black Hood to come flooding back, invading his conscience and pulling at his unresolved guilt.  Will Archie be able to come to terms with what happened?  It looks like he will need to put his own feelings on hold for now, while Mr. Lodge continues to make strategic moves in Riverdale.   Of course this begs the question, what is his end game in all of this?

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Riverdale below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Mick” season 2 episode 16: “The Accident”

Happy Wednesday!  After watching Fox’s The Mick season 2 episode 16 last night, Jimmy provided us with a valuable lesson when he said “sometimes you gotta break the law to do the right thing.”  Well maybe it’s not the best lesson, but it’s clear that Mickey, Alba, and Jimmy are there to help Ben out of a jam, no matter what it takes.  Now that’s family.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Accident,” Mickey is outraged when Ben is excluded from Troy’s sleepover and is not about to let this go quietly.  However, things don’t go exactly as planned with Ben runs into some unexpected trouble once he is there.  Meanwhile, Chip tries to win over the approval of his sister, Sabrina by agreeing to make her a fake ID, but not without getting something in return. My top 5 moments from The Mick season 2 episode 16 are:

5

“Troy sounds like a dick.”

When Mickey learns that every boy in Ben’s class was invited to Troy’s sleepover except for Ben, she says out loud what we’re all thinking:  “Troy sounds like a dick.”  While Mickey doesn’t filter her thoughts in front of Ben, it’s clear that she is appalled by this exclusion and suggests that Ben have his own sleepover instead.  Jimmy even agrees to let Ben have “full access” to his movie collection.  When Mickey learns this isn’t possible, her and Jimmy fear the worst:  that if Ben is “cut off now, there might be no coming back.”  This brings Mickey back to her own days growing up and reminds everyone about what happened to her former friend, Marissa who had the audacity to get boobs before the rest of the girls.  Mickey explains that they “86ed her and now she’s a dentist.”  While Alba points out that being a dentist is actually a great profession, Mickey closes the argument by reminding them that it’s gross.  Either way, she is not about to let history repeat itself and have Ben left out in the cold.  Mickey pays Troy’s mother a visit and makes her feel bad enough so that Ben can enjoy the sleepover with the rest of his friends.

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Ben has an accident and calls Mickey to rescue him.

Mickey is enjoying her sleep and is interrupted when Ben calls her in a panic to let her know that he has had an accident.  She initially mistakes this for a car accident, but then Ben explains that he wet the bed and doesn’t know what to do.  Alba was eagerly listening in at the door, which concerns Mickey about her boundary issues, but doesn’t have time to argue about this now since she needs all hands on deck.  Mickey, Jimmy, and Alba rush over to Troy’s house so they can help him.  Alba wants to know “what is our mission objective,” which seems like a valid question.  Mickey assumes the mission will be easy enough:  throw the dry pajamas and sheets up to the window and Ben can toss the dirty ones down.  Mickey gets the saturated fabric in her face twice, however; but she keeps her composure.  After all Ben is “lucky he’s cute because he is useless,” according to his Aunt.  It seems like the mission objective is complete, until they realize that Ben has peed through the entire mattress.  It looks like Jimmy will need to take a turn at saving the day.

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Jimmy’s mission.

After they realize that the last mattress is toast, Jimmy accepts his mission and promises to get a mattress to replace it.  Mickey asks where he is going to find a mattress that late and Jimmy replies with “I didn’t say it would be new.”  He stealthily sneaks into a motel and even takes a break to enjoy some well-deserved snacks and TV.  Mickey and Alba run into their own dilemma during this time, however; and are now stuck on top of Troy’s roof while Ben accidentally locks the windows inside.

2

“Will you be the Maggie to my Jake?”

It’s clear that Chip has been spying on his sister, Sabrina and her friends for a while which is a little creepy.  Especially when he complains about them not getting naked and his friend points out “dude, that’s your sister.”  However, Chip is in luck when he overhears that Sabrina is in need of a fake ID to get into a club.  He is excited to help out his sister and to use this as leverage so that they can elevate their relationship from brother and sister to….best friends of course.  Sabrina seems hesitant at first to say yes explaining that “we can’t be seen in public with you.”  She eventually agrees but tries to outsmart Chip and his friend by updating their wardrobe and then leaving them behind.  Chip anticipated this, however; and left her with a Harriet Tubman ID to her horror and explains that they will need to take them along as originally agreed upon if they want the real IDs.  It seems like everything is going according to plan when Sabrina and her friends easily get into the club.  However, when Chip steps up to the bouncer, they are “at capacity.”  Chip tries to get the bouncer to see reason and even his friend gets in because his ID still says Jaden Smith.  Poor Chip is left alone and even his driver abandons him.

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“100 percent saturation…not a chance.”

When Alba and Mickey are stuck on the roof awaiting Jimmy’s appearance with the new mattress, Mickey comes up with a plan for them to jump off the roof and land on the mattress.  When her plan is a success with her only getting some minor injuries, Jimmy arrives and hits her with the car, which then causes the mattress he just obtained to be ruined as well.  Luckily Mickey is ok, but now they are down two mattresses and Alba is still stuck on the roof.  They have only one choice now to protect Ben’s reputation: “100 percent saturation.”  Mickey lets Ben do what he does best, as he climbs into bed with each of the boys and wets the bed so that they can wake up to become “pee brothers.”  While it was a close call, Ben is in the clear for now and is even invited to the next upcoming sleepover.  Mickey and Jimmy are relieved but it seems like they are forgetting something very important…Alba is still on the roof sleeping.  It looks like they will need another mission objective after this one.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on The Mick below. Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 episode 2: “I need a Por Favor”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 2 last night, I think it’s important to remember what’s truly important in terms of fatherhood.  While bonding and swapping stories may seem like the right play, perhaps filtering them for what’s appropriate might come in handy…. unless you are Ash Williams that is.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Booth Three,” Ash is having some trouble connecting with his daughter, Brandy.  While he desperately tries to be a “cool dad,” it looks like he will have to find something more meaningful to connect to her on.  Meanwhile, Ruby has set her sights on Brandy and is posing as the school’s guidance counselor, Pablo is hearing voices, Dalton reveals he is gluten free, and Ash gets into a sticky predicament at the sperm bank.  My top 5 moments from Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 2 are:

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Pablo is hearing voices.

The ancient text from “The Book of the Dead” is back and insists on re-surfacing on Pablo’s body.  While it seems like it is merely causing him some discomfort at first, the side-effects are getting worse.  Pablo begins hearing voices and even hallucinates about a naked woman in a mask.  She warns him that only his uncle’s magic can save him, but will Pablo take her advice?  Kelly refuses to believe that Pablo’s soul is in mortal danger, despite the warning from Dalton.  She knows that Pablo can fight it and is nothing but good, but Dalton thinks he could still go demon.  Either “he kills us or we kill him.”  Perhaps there is a happy medium between all of the killing that Kelly can come up with to save her best friend.

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Ash teaches the gang about “Multi-tasking.”

After listening to Dalton provide some history on the “demon woman of fire,” which is clearly Ruby, we learn about his role in protecting the prophesied one.  Ash has heard enough, however; and expresses his gratitude to Dalton:  “thanks for the scoop poindexter.”  Ash has a lot on his mind with dealing with the threat of evil and accepting his new role as a father so he suggests that they “gotta do that thing when you’re driving in a car putting on deodorant…what’s that called?”  Oh right…multi-tasking.  While it seems like a good enough suggestion, will Ash be too distracted to handle the deadites heading his way?

3

Ruby has a career change.

In the beginning of the episode, we learn that Ash’s daughter, Brandy’s guidance counselor has been trying to reach her, which seems innocent enough.  However, we quickly learn that Mrs. Prevett is Ruby in disguise.  She eagerly comforts Brandy while pressing her for information, but what does she want with Ash’s daughter?  Well after giving birth to a baby from “The Book of the Dead” that will literally eat your face off, she is ready for her child to grow up to be the new prophesied one and must eliminate Ash and his seed, Brandy in order for this to happen.  We learn that her baby was “born from the image of Ash but will be nothing like him,” so it looks like Ash will need to get this fatherhood thing down quickly if he’s going to be ready.

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“I’m one of those cool dads like you see in the movies.”

Brandy doesn’t really seem to be buying into Ash’s “cool dad” act too much especially after losing her mother and her best friend in such a violent and horrible way.  Ash decides to try and bond with Brandy, which seems like the right call, until he goes into specific details about his sexcapades with her mom, forcing poor Brandy to tune out Ashy Slashy with the radio.  It is going to take some time for Brandy to accept Ash into her heart, but hopefully she will trust her father enough to protect her from the forces of evil.

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“That is a long sad story.”

Ash pays his favorite sperm bank a visit and requests “Booth Three,” but comes to the realization that someone else might be using his sperm and that he could have a whole football team of Williams kids ready to knock down his door and ruin his life.  He requests a “por favor” and asks if anyone has used his sperm which is against the law.  Luckily for Ash, he has brought a 20 percent off coupon to his store.  After compromising on 30 percent off, Ash is in business.  He takes this opportunity to occupy Booth Three with one of his favorite dirty magazines, but things go horribly wrong when evil bursts in and Ash literally gets attacked by the woman in his magazine.  While the deadites are clearly after Ash’s sperm to destroy any future threats, Ash’s fantasy quickly becomes a nightmare.  Right before he shoves the magazine in a drawer the woman screams that “I’m not finished yet,” and Ash teaches her a valuable lesson when he explains “that’s what they all say baby.”  While this all happens before Ash can obtain the information he needs, it’s apparent that Ruby is behind this, clearing the way for her own baby to rule the world and destroy everything and everyone in its path.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on Ash vs Evil Dead below.  Thanks for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

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Throw-back Sunday: Ranking the top 5 episodes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

It’s Throw-Back Sunday TV Fans! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I have been recently re-watching one of my favorite series of all time; FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and I have been discussing it with a lot of enthusiastic fans like you.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was to quote line for line some of my favorite scenes without even thinking about it. While we anxiously await the series to return with new episodes later in 2018, you can binge-watch to your heart’s desire on Hulu.  Out of the 134 episodes of the series, it was extremely difficult to narrow this list down to my top 5 episodes and I did need to include some honorable mentions as well.  You’ll see I went a little overboard with my honorable mentions, but the episodes are just that good and funny.  Whether you are familiar with phrases like “Rum Ham,” “Green Man,” or “Charlie Work,” there are plenty of laugh out loud moments for you in each episode.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not yet watched the series.  My top 5 episodes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are:

5

“The Gang Dines Out” (Season 8, episode 9)

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“I can’t believe this.  They still haven’t paid tribute.  It’s been ten minutes.  Not a wave, not a nod.”

In this episode, Frank and Charlie are out to dinner at Gugino’s restaurant and are celebrating their anniversary of moving in together, Mac and Dennis are enjoying their monthly dinner, and Dee is dining alone because she got a Groupon that expires that evening.  Frank and Charlie and Mac and Dennis argue over whether or not they should all sit together, but become quickly agitated when each party doesn’t “pay tribute” to the other.  One of the funniest moments is when Mac and Charlie share a longing gaze across the restaurant, clearly wanting to put the pettiness aside so they can enjoy a meal together.  Meanwhile, Dee doesn’t want her friends to spot her eating alone and tries to convince strangers and even the waiter to sit down with her.  At the end of the episode, it seems like all chaos is about to break loose when the waiter trips and falls with a plate of spaghetti because Dee tied his shoelaces together.  The friends all laugh and cheer and toast to one another, while the poor waiter tries to get someone to pay attention to the fact that he is actually hurt.

4

“Mac and Dennis Move to the Suburbs” (Season 11, episode 5)

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“Oh that Wally loves to say ‘it’s a hot one’ when I already know it’s a hot one.  Cause I’m standing outside in this hot one.  Thanks a lot, Wally.  You know what?  Tell me about future weather.  Don’t tell me about present weather…”

My top 5 list would not be complete without including this episode which is probably one of the few that I laughed the entire way through and was almost crying from laughing so hard.  Part of the reason is because I live in the suburbs and immediately could appreciate everything Mac and Dennis were dealing with.  The overwhelming sense of silence can drive you completely insane when you hear alarms beeping or chirping or the whirring of a fan to an elevated level.  Plus you have the over-friendly neighbors who just don’t know what to say when trying to make small talk.  Dennis actually has a mental breakdown when his neighbor, Wally keeps telling him “it’s a hot one” which is absolutely hilarious.  The commute to the city is also extremely funny as Dennis gives road rage a new name, viciously tearing into every person who cuts him off.  He takes his anger out on poor Mac who has just been trying to cook him a decent home meal of Mac & Cheese.  The episode gets really dark when Mac forgets to feed Dennis Junior, their adorable dog, and then later tells Dennis that he is “eating the dog.”  I mean of course “Dennis would like Dennis.”  While it’s twisted and insane, you can’t help laughing over the fact that these two have gone completely mental over their move to the suburbs.

3

“Nightman Cometh” (Season 4, episode 13)

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“Ok you know what , you guys have me up to here.  I don’t want to be here, okay?  Now I have to play the piano and I’m all up here.”

If you’re a fan of It’s Always Sunny, then you absolutely have to know the lyrics to the Dayman song, especially “you’re a master of karate and friendship for everyone.”  Charlie has the brilliant idea to put on a play and really dig deep into the character of Dayman.  However, his friends insist on changing the script and giving him way too much input, infuriating him along the way.  He invites the waitress to watch the performance and proposes to her.  While this doesn’t go exactly as planned, the play itself is beyond hilarious and everyone plays their part perfectly.

2

“Charlie Rules the World” (Season 8, episode 8)

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“I wonder what it is.  It’s not much…just a box of spiders.  What the hell?  Well while we’ve been sitting here, my followers have burned your land, they’ve raped your people, and they’ve destroyed your tribe.  You thought you could make a move on me, Queen of Thrones?  Well, you were wrong.”

What could be better for Charlie than a real chance to rule the world?  Well, it’s through an online video game that Dee introduces him to, but the two quickly become beyond obsessed.  Dee says “it’s like when I’m doing good in the game, I’m doing good in life.”  Charlie agrees and says “oh I want to make fun of you for saying that but I kind of know what you mean.”  Charlie quickly learns the best way to “win” at the game and even has Dee acting like his servant, which she agrees to since she is so desperate to do well in the game.  When Charlie meets up with the Queen of Thrones from the game, she actually seems like a really sweet girl who just wanted to get to know him and have lunch, but Charlie is not about to let anyone threaten his standing in the game.  Even Mac and Frank become obsessed, but Dennis is not about to let an online video game take over their lives.  He quickly realizes that they all have the same password, “paddyspub” and deletes all of their characters and ends the game because it was simply irritating him.

Some honorable mentions before revealing my number one episode of It’s Always Sunny are:

  • “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare” (season 2 episode 3)
  • “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person (season 3 episode 9)
  • “The Gang Reignites the Rivalry” (Season 5 episode 12)
  • “Mac and Charlie: White Trash” (Season 6 episode 5)
  • “Who Got Dee Pregnant?” (Season 6 episode 7)
  • “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” (Season 6 episode 9)
  • “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore” (Season 7 episode 2)
  • “The High School Reunion” (Season 7 episodes 12 & 13)
  • “The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre” (Season 8 episode 3)
  • “Mac Day” (Season 9 episode 5)
  • “Flowers for Charlie” (Season 9 episode 8)
  • “The Gang Beats Boggs” (Season 10 episode 1)
  • “Charlie Work” (Season 10 episode 4)
  • “The Gang Goes on Family Fight” (Season 10 episode 8)

1

“Chardee MacDennis:  The Game of Games” (Season 7, episode 7)

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“Yes now in the spirit of tradition, I propose that we begin the ritual of sportsmanship.  Good luck to you sir.  And you sir.  I do hope you have a good game, miss.  And you sir….give the illusion of respect to your opponent.  Things are about to get real dark, real quick.”

So my number one pick for best episode absolutely has to go to “Chardee MacDennis:  The Game of Games.”  For me, this episode came out of nowhere in the season and was hilarious from start to finish.  A rainy boring day at the bar turns into a chaotic battle between the minds.  The rules of the game don’t really make sense but that’s part of the charm.  After the gang begins their ritual of sportsmanship, they smash their glasses to the ground and begin war cries that are unbelievably funny.   While the game has 3 levels:  Mind, Body, and Spirit; there are puzzles, trivia, and public humiliation mixed in.  And don’t forget that drinking is clearly an important part as well.  When we get to some of the trivia questions, we quickly realize that the gang must have been clearly intoxicated when documenting these.  For example, “all right what is the greatest band in the world?”  Dee immediately responds with “Chumbawamba” and Frank is confused on how this could possibly be trivia.  Or how about “Dennis is asshole.  Why Charlie hate?”  Charlie doesn’t think he wrote this question but then comes around when he finds out the answer is “because Dennis is a bastard man.”  The gang even anticipated that Mac will get angry later in the game and try to flip the board so they secured it to the bar and it turns out they were absolutely right, proving just how well they know their opponents. Frank turns the tables later on, however; when he is in the time out cage and realizes that Dee and Dennis are not drinking alcohol to throw off their opponents.  Even though Charlie and Mac are able to immediately advance to the last level because of this, Dee and Dennis still come out on top and win, smashing Charlie and Mac’s game pieces to…well pieces.

I hope you enjoyed the list and please feel free to post some of your own favorite moments and episodes from It’s Always Sunny below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl